Master's Degree in Advanced Microbiology (MMIC): 2012-13

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Joint Master programme - Interuniversitary

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Number of Credits 60
Places available for new applicants 32


BOE publication date

Verification date (official approval by the spanish Quality an Accreditation Agency): 06/Jul/2009
Date of the Agreement of the Council of Ministers : 12/Nov/2010
BOE : Núm. 305 - 16/Dec/2010 - res. 19334

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Title Description

Candidate profile and admission requirements

Applications are welcomed from:

  • Graduates with bachelors degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Ocean Sciences, Pharmacy, Agronomic Engineering, Medicine and Surgery, Chemistry and Veterinary Medicine which includes the study of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Genetics, Cellular Biology, Microbiology, Plant and Animal Physiology and Chemistry and any other degree related to the Masters.
  • Holders of Spanish bachelors degrees based on the ECTS system and with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits in first-cycle studies that include Microbiology content and other related areas such as Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Genetics, Cellular Biology, Microbiology, Plant and Animal Physiology and Chemistry.

Applications will be studied and evaluated by the course’s Academic Committee.

Current legislation applies to students with degrees from foreign universities.

Academic and Professional Objectives

This course aims to:

  • Provide students with a solid grounding in the role of microorganisms as pathogenic agents, the cellular and molecular basis of immune response and the tools used in diagnosing and treating infections caused by infectious agents.
  • Introduce students to the applications of microbiological, immunological and molecular biology techniques in analysing, studying and identifying microorganisms in vitro and in clinical, environmental and industrial samples:
  • Broaden students’ knowledge of the traditional applications of microbiology in industry as well as its combined use with molecular genetics in Biotechnology.
  • Further students’ understanding of the role of microorganisms in the air and in edaphic and aquatic (including marine) systems and their interaction and impact on humans and their activities.

Access to other professional courses and pathways

Doctor by the University of the Balearic Islands in Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology. (Doctorate with Quality Mark).

Course Structure

Focus of masters: academic, professional and research

Type of masters: interuniversity

  • Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of the Balearic Islands
  • Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona
  • Department of Microbiology and Sanitary Parasitology, Department of Medicine, University of Barcelona

Other collaborating institutions, businesses and private and public bodies:

  • Hospital Universitari Son Dureta
  • Saniconsult, SL
  • Cidesal, SL
  • Quimiotest, SL

Frequency offered: once a year

Number of places available: 32

Mode of study: full time

Type of Modules: mixed

Duration: one year

The course structure can be found in the section " Subjects " of this master's degree.

Final Examination

Specified in the teaching guides that can be found in the section " Subjects "

Assessment Criteria and Examinations

The course guide can be found in the section " Subjects " of this master's degree.

ECTS Coordinating Lecturer

Dr. Rafael Bosch Zaragoza

Department   Department of Biology , UIB
Telphone  971 17 2738

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